Today's News


    The following building permits were issued in Grant County in November 2010:
    • Nov. 1:
    Brian Stapleton, basement, 220 Price Hill, 510 square feet, estimated cost $19,000; permit fee $89.55.
    • Nov. 3:
    New Life Apostolic Church, mobile home, 1645 Gardnersville Road, 1,280 square feet, estimated cost $17,000; permit fee $123.28.
    • Nov. 4:
    Sonny Adkins, new home, 4800 Lawrenceville Road, 2,741 square feet, estimated cost $210,000; permit fee $737.50.

  • Braves set attack march for Pioneers

    After a convincing victory over Dayton Dec. 4 at Grant County High School, the Braves will face a challenging Simon Kenton team Dec. 10.

  • Williamstown looking to tame Bearcats of Walton-Verona

    With a new coach at the helm, there can be a learning curve for a team to adjust to their coaching methods.

    That is occurring with the Williamstown boys’ basketball program as they have started the season 0-2, falling to Carroll County, 46-38 Nov. 30 and to a tall Owen County team 62-42, Dec. 3 at home.

  • JROTC shows some girl-power at Tennesse competition

    The Grant County High School JROTC Raider Teams competed in the Alternate National Championships hosted by Campbell County High School Army JROTC Program at Cove Lake State Park in Caryville, Tennessee.

  • Knife-wielding robber caught a mile from Corinth gas station

    Golden Hall, 31, of Corinth, was arrested at 6:10 a.m. on Nov. 28, about an hour after police say he robbed the Corinth Marathon at knifepoint.
    According to police, Hall entered the gas station around 5 a.m.  wearing a blue and black flannel jacket and blue ski mask. He demanded money and cigarettes from the clerk.
    He left the station with $300 in cash and five cartons of cigarettes.

  • Wood concedes election

    After thousands of votes were recounted, Darrell Link has officially been re-elected as Grant County judge-executive.
    Republican challenger Steve Wood decided to petition for a recount after he trailed by 45 votes at the end of election night and after a recanvass of votes Nov. 12.
    At the end of the recount of paper ballots from the E-Scan machines, Link had a net gain of one vote.
    There also were also at least 40 ballots that did not have any vote marked for either candidate or a straight party ticket.

  • Sherman Elementary teaches drug awareness

    Red Ribbon Winners pictured are: (top row, L-R) Kyle Lewis, Moriah McCain, Abby Neely, Sage Simpson, Alexis Million, Andrew Turner, Nicholas Parrott, Hyway Webster, Ryan Davis, Joann Chappell, Casey Imhof and Katie Kinmon.

  • Lady Demons get hard fought win over Lady Cats

    It was surely not an easy win for the Lady Demons, but it was a win as they defeated the Lady Cats 55-46 Dec. 6 in Williamstown.

  • Lady Braves search for continued improvement

    Any loss is a hard loss for a team and for Lady Braves coach Darrell Guffey, the first two games were tough, but it is time to look forward.

    Grant County lost to the Lady Pioneers 80-37 Dec. 3 in their first home game of the regular season.

  • Star Students

    Chas Morgan is Williamstown Elementary School Intermediate Student of the Week. He is in Amy Hickman’s fourth grade class.
    “Chas is such a pleasure to have in my class,” Hickman said. “He is always working hard to better himself, always willing to help others, and challenges me to be a better teacher. His sarcastic sense of humor keeps me on my toes!”
    His favorite thing about school is books and his favorite book is “The Lightning Thief.” Morgan’s favorite subject is recess.